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Nick Mather
CEO | SolGold PLC
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Jared Scharf
CEO | Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
4770 72nd St,, V4K 3N3 Delta (CAN)

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Stephan Dorfmeister
Finance Department | Deep Nature Project GmbH
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27. April 2020 | 07:30 CET

BP, Exxon, Saturn Oil & Gas - North America and EU ready for oil deal?

  • Oil

Something is brewing in North America, because nothing less than social and economic independence is at stake. COVID 19 has shown that dependencies in the supply chain pose great dangers. On the one hand, modern society had to learn how difficult it is to obtain masks and, on the other hand, Saudi Arabia ruined the price stability of crude oil by increasing its production volume. An act that deliberately came at an inopportune moment, because with the measures to stem the spread of the corona virus, the demand for the black gold had already fallen by over 20%. The price level of recent weeks at USD 20 per barrel for WTI will drive a large part of the US oil industry into ruin and increase dependence on the OPEC states.

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Canada and USA theoretically self-sufficient

Before the Corona Crisis, Canada's production volume was around 4.5 million barrels a day and the USA produced over 10 million barrels. In terms of volume, production should be sufficient to protect itself from imports through an embargo, but due to the distances between the oil fields and the metropolitan areas the western part of Canada still imports oil from Saudi Arabia.

In total, the two North American states imported 2.5 million barrels of crude oil per day. Should a deal be struck between the two countries and an embargo ban crude oil from overseas, this will significantly strengthen the domestic market.

OPEC increases power by all means

The transatlantic relationship can also be used by the EU to initiate a deal with Canada and the USA to also reduce dependence on OPEC countries. The cartel of 13 oil-producing countries is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Even if the price of oil is currently depressing the mood of its members, it is certain that power and influence over the global oil market will increase.

Ultimately, countries such as Saudi Arabia can produce cheaply and thus drive overseas competitors to ruin. The oil market was as big as all other commodity markets combined before COVID-19.

Economic independence in danger

The danger of a strong OPEC is obvious. The member countries are predominantly led by dominant families and despots. In some countries civil war or similar conditions prevail - no trace of human rights. For this reason, it can be assumed that the competitive advantage will be exploited after the collapse of the American and European producers and that consumers outside the OPEC countries will have to pay for the dependence.

The EU and North America are therefore well advised to protect domestic producers and their own independence. Oil is the blood in the veins of the economy. As soon as society has recovered from the Corona Crisis, the demand for oil will rise again.

ESG as a quality standard

A modern society should also be concerned about the origin of the raw material. Model companies are for example BP and Exxon. The Canadian oil producer Saturn Oil & Gas produces in Saskatchewan and has taken up the idea of ESG (Environmental Social Governance). For this reason, the young company has appointed the expert Jim Payne to the Board of Directors.

Jim Payne is the CEO of dynaCERT, a CleanTech company that has developed an award-winning hydrogen technology that reduces the emission of pollutants from internal combustion engines. By February 2021, Saturn's management has entered into price hedging at over 65 CAD per barrel. This risk awareness is a blessing for the company's planning security and shareholders.

Fairtrade crude oil is overdue

Anyone who attaches importance to the fact that eggs come from free-range hens and coffee or bananas are subject to fair trade should also be aware that oil from companies with ESG claims is a contribution to a better society. The current situation, which shows how easily highly developed industrial nations can become a pawn in the game, should be seen as a wake-up call for collective and overdue action: now and today.


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19. June 2020 | 07:42 CET

BP, Saturn Oil & Gas, Shell - China's oil imports at new record high

  • Oil

The Corona Pandemic has turned the world upside down in many areas in recent months. The energy sector has not been able to escape the changes. First the demand for crude oil collapsed and then production was cut back. In the meantime, restrictions around the globe are being eased again and there are still opportunities to position oneself to benefit from the post-Corona upswing. The habits of the population in big cities have changed. Public transport is being avoided due to the risk of infection and instead cars are being moved more. In China, an average of 11.34 million barrels of crude oil were imported per day in May 2020. This record value exceeds the previous record from November 2019 by around 160,000 barrels per day.

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03. June 2020 | 10:02 CET

BP, Saturn Oil & Gas, Shell - Revenue and profit increase significantly

  • Oil

The oil price continues to gain momentum and is still trading around 40% below the January 2020 level, and now the right stocks are in the spotlight. In addition to the well-known major oil producers such as BP and Shell, there are also successful producers who are not yet so well known, but who certainly have potential. Last night the young Canadian oil producer Saturn Oil & Gas published the results of the past fiscal year. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the company had postponed the release, which is currently nothing special and is officially made possible by an extended deadline.

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19. May 2020 | 15:56 CET

BP, Chevron, ENI, Saturn Oil & Gas, Shell, Total - what investors need to know now

  • Oil

About a month ago, market participants around the world learned that the end of a price slide does not have to end at zero on the expiry date of WTI contracts. Anyone who thought that a barrel of American WTI at USD 0.01, which is 159 litres of crude oil, would be a special bargain on the expiration date and took the chance was taught an expensive lesson. The expiration date of 20 April 2020 will go down in history with an initial negative settlement price of USD -37.63. The USA is known to be the land of opportunity and this seems to be another chapter.

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